Milat brother faces court
THE younger brother of the infamous Ivan Milat, Paul Thomas Milat, has pleaded guilty to eight charges of fraud in crimes described as having a “huge” impact on the community.
Paul Milat, 57, was co-accused with partner of 10 years, 56-year-old Lynda Ann Lucas, in front of Chinchilla Magistrates Court.
The court heard the pair had been posting advertisements online and putting posters up for items, then receiving payment without handing over the items.
Ads were also posted on Gumtree for items such as a cockatoo, shipping container, caravan, trailer and water tank.
Over six months, between December 4, 2018, to the end of July 2019, the pair allegedly stole $2880. They both pleaded guilty to eight counts of fraud.
The pair was fined $1200 each for eight counts of fraud and $1440 each in restitution to the victims.
Paul Thomas Milat, brother of Ivan Milat, on charges of trespassing.